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NBC
Feb 11, 2013 12:00am PST
for a legal framework for himself, for his c.i. dreaktor john brennan and for future -- c.i.a. director john brennan and for future directors. what happened this week was the rules began to become public. and i think that that has been a very valuable debate because it will provide a platform for us and every other country. chris: what was the reaction by the pentagon the fact we have rules already. the rules are it has to be imminent attack, the person has to be involved in imminent strikes against the united states, and we can't bring him or her to trial and they do have protocols. >> there's a lot of murkiness within an attack. it's a very murky definition, and what defines an imminent attack. i wanted to talk about class value damage which is civilian casualties and i think, yes, the drones do save american lives but there's a lot of -- there's a lot of civilian casualties and they're not as accurate all the time as the pentagon or c.i.a. says. we heard a story this week about a very brave cleric in yemen who stood up in his mosque and denounced al qaeda, two days later some al qaeda guy
NBC
Feb 10, 2013 11:10pm EST
's nomination of defense and cia. he says he'll hold up the nominations of chuck hagel as defense secretary and john brennan as cia director until he gets more information regarding the syrian attack on the u.s. embassy. >>> and "argo" continuing its winning streak. the latest hardware picked up, next. >>> coming up on "sports final," no jacket required as the cavaliers renew their former battle in college park. lebron turns up the heat in los angeles. and we check in with rg-3 on his recovery. >> i've just got to be smart about it and >> that's coming up on "sports final" right after the news. >>> another win for "argo." it's adding best picture at the british academy film awards. ben affleck also won best director. >>> you may have noticed gas prices are rapidly going up. the average price for a gallon has gone up just about a quarter in two weeks. according to aaa, the national average is now $3.58 a gallon. around here the average in virginia is $3.46, maryland at $3.59 and the district up to $3. 74. experts blaming a rise in wholesale prices. >>> conflicting reports about how close we
FOX
Feb 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
brennan to go forward for the cia director shirntion hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting. >> reporter: senator mccain says he has grave concerns about confirming hagel. blocking a vote, though is considered a drastic move. >> the critical office of secretary of defense at a time when we're looking at is he qes city, looking at crisis across the globe to dwell on a tragic incident and use that to the block people is not appropriate. >> reporter: melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >>> turning to we thawrks beautiful day but will the pleasant temperatures stick around? gwen tolbart has your final check on the forecast. >> we actually after warm-up as we start the week but always change in what's happening outside as far as the sky conditions go. i'm going to have all the details after the break. stay with us. we'll be back.  >>> plenty of sunshine today but things are changing. we talked about the storms in the deep south. here they are racing across into georgia and then heading towards the coast. they are continuing to prod
FOX
Feb 10, 2013 10:00pm EST
president obama's picks for cia director and defense secretary regarding the attack in benghazi, libya. >>> plus, we are two days away from president obama's state of the union address. our fox 5 political analyst joins us for a preview of what to expect. the news at 10:00 will be right back. [ woman ] ring. ring. progogres. i just finished a bowl of your light chicken pot pie soup and it was so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant [ male announcer ] the distances aren't getting shorter. ♪ the trucks are going farther. the 2013 ram 1500 with best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. >>> republican senator lindsay graham vowing no confirmation without information. he says president obama's picks should not go fo
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2013 10:15am EST
by the operational mentality in the cia after being in the building no more than a month. this was an extremely weak national security team. obama also, i think, was rolled by the military, that's how you got to serge of forces. i think he realized he was had by the military, and i think that's important. one of the reasons i'm a little more optimistic about this second term is i think this is a wiser man in terms of foreign policy, and if you look at the fact that he has ended in the war in iraq, he has meandering towards ending the war in afghanistan, he's allowing the pentagon, and you've got to remember when you look at the pentagon, you're looking at an institution that has the fine motor skills of a dinosaur. it takes the pentagon a long time to put together a timetable such as for withdraw. all obama has to do, and i know it's not this simple, but i would look at the experience, came in in 1995, gave the speech in 1996, announcing the bleeding wound, he had nazis tell schulz we were getting out and the military had a year to turn it around, and they wouldn't be able to. 88, they announced the
FOX News
Feb 17, 2013 1:00pm PST
. the nomination of chuck hagel to be defense secretary and john brennan to head the c.i.a. are both hanging in the balance. the chief of staff says that is grave concern. >> between john brennan as c.i.a. director and chuck hagel as secretary of defense. we want make sure we have our guys working. we don't want something missed because of a hangup in washington. >> reporter: another vote on hagel is expected after congress returns. >> hagel is all but confirmed, how will it impacted his ability to be an effective leader. do not miss an all new fox news sunday, that is tonight when chris wallace sits down with lindsay graham, that is coming up at 6:00 p.m. eastern. >> kelly: a draft of the immigration proposal is drawing sharp criticism from republicans because it would reportedly give illegal immigrants a chance to become permanent residents in just eight years. the administration insists that it is just a back-up proposal in case negotiations fail. doug reports from the white house. >> the president has a new immigration plan and it's already raising republican eyebrows on capitol hill. ev
ABC
Feb 14, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> and there's a delay in the vote to confirm john brennan as head of cia. the top democratic lawmaker is demanding more details about deadly drone strikes against terror targets. last week, brennan defended the strikes in his confirmation testimony. but also said he welcomed more discussion on the controversial program. >>> meanwhile, the military has approved a new medal for members involved in drone strikes and cyber warfare. the new distinguished warfare medal outranks the bronze star, which is the fourth-highest medal for valor. and is usually awarded for heroic action on the battlefield. defense secretary panetta says it recognizes the current realities of war. >>> another drug tunnel between the u.s. and mexico has been shut down. this one was discovered in southern arizona. police say the crude, hand-dug tunnel is about 68 feet long and approximately 2 feet wide. more than 1,200 pounds of pot was found inside. >>> with that, a look, now, at weather across the country on this valentine's day morning. south florida could see some thunderstorms. the rest of the east coast should b
ABC
Feb 11, 2013 5:00am EST
of the nominee for defense secretary as well as the cia director. senator lindsey graham said that he first wants to winos to provide more answers about the deadly attack in benghazi. he is angry about what he calls white house stonewalling. white house is urging quick approval of the two nominees. >> president obama today will award the medal of honor for a former soldier and heroic efforts in afghanistan. former staff sergeant will receive the nation's highest military honor for his actions during an attack on a remote outpost in october of 2009. he is just the fourth living person to receive the award for service in iraq and the afghanistan. 5:07, 37 degrees on this monday morning. >> still ahead in a hollywood actor wants to reach out to the former lapd police officer wanted for murder. >> good monday morning at 5:10. it is a wet start. got to get going, the roads will be a little slow because of the wet pavement. meteorologist adam caskey if it is at the national harbor this morning. i see all the dampness. something happened this weekend. >> what happened? clerk somebody turned another yea
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2013 9:00am EST
recommend the office, because it doesn't include the department of defense, cia, the fbi, most importantly local and state officials. the question really before the committee is, as the strategic plan included enough to be able to really secure the homeland? i pointed to issues. al qaeda has said in a public statement that the goal is to collapse the economy of the united states. that's what i have said. and i think that the committee has to remember that within the context that if we waste money or carry out an ineffective program, that draws too much money unnecessarily, they we're actually turning out the mission of al qaeda. that's why this committee's work is so important. and cycling i want to point to the issue of drug traffic on our southern border. precisive as the ranking member did. this is a serious danger to the united states and remain so and is growing. the cartels are extremely vicious. they threaten members of the constituency, not only in the southern border but across the united states. the young people who are really becoming addicted, and this is not a voluntary matter
NBC
Feb 11, 2013 5:00am EST
senate confirmations of the president's picks to lead the pentagon and cia unless the white house releases more information about the attack. the obama administration has not commented on graham's threat. >>> jury selection begins in the trial of a man federal agents call one. most dangerous men ever in prince george's county. prosecutors say jason scott killed two mothers and daughters in 2009. scott is already serving time for a crime spree that police say included burglaries, home invasions and a sexual assault. they say he used the computer at the ups facility where he worked to target his victims. >>> new developments in the murder case of a 15-year-old chicago teen gunned down after performing at an inauguration event in d.c. two people are in custody in chicago for questioning of the murder of hadiya pendleton. she was shot a mile away from the familiar -- the two suspects were pulled over early sunday. no formal charges have been filed. >>> police in los angeles are offering $1 million for information on ex-officer christopher dorner who is suspected of murdering three peo
NBC
Feb 12, 2013 5:00am EST
, he was director of the cia. his possible replacement as defense secretary, former nebraska senator chuck hagel, could move one step closer to being confirmed today. the senate armed services committee plans to put hagel's nomination up for a vote. >>> most people you meet know their credit score off the top of their heads. you may want to double-check it this week. the federal trade commission says as many as 40 million americans have errors on their credit reports. including the spelling of your name, your address, your birthday and in some cases even your payment history. those mistakes can keep you from getting a loan qualifying for lower interest rates or cost you a job. if you find a mistake on your credit report. you're advised to contact the credit reporting agencies to have that immediately resolved. >>> let's check in with angie goff on the live desk with breaking news. >> wrestling fans not happy with this one. the international olympic committee deciding today to remove the sport of wrestling from the 2020 olympics. this after the executive board held a meeting had morni
NBC
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am EST
as defense secretary since july 2011 and before that was director of the cia. his possible replace. chuck hagel, could be one step closer to being confirmed today. the nomination will be put to a vote. >>> one of panetta's last acts as defense secretary was to extend a list of benefits for same sex spouses and significant others of service members. the perks which were previously denied by the pentagon include child care services, as well as access to on-base commissaries and movie theaters. the policy changes go into effect once training is completed. >> jobs do you know about what's on your credit report? as many as 40 million americans have errors on their credit reports, things like misspelled names, wrong addresses and birth dates. and even in some cases, wrong payment history. those mistakes can keep you from getting a loan, qualifying for lower interest rates and even cost you your job. if you find an error on your credit report, you should immediately contact the credit agencies. >>> this morning, intrigue is building around the world about who will be the next pope. next month mo
NBC
Feb 13, 2013 6:00pm EST
triggered the investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. pentagon investigation cleared allen of any wrongdoing in that case. >>> today's ash wednesday mass at the vatican was likely to have been possibly benedict's final mass. it was moved to the basilica today because of a larger that is usual crowd. he is step down at the end of the monday. the vatican says his successor will likely be picked between march 15th and 20th. he says he can almost filly field the kind any and affection he's received. >>> whether you like baseball or not, it really doesn't matter. you've got to love what happened today. pitchers and catchers for the nationals reported to florida today. spring training is under way. dan hellie is down there. he got this afternoon to the camp. where are you. >> reporter: it's viera, right next to melbourne, a little south and east of orlando, just about 45 minutes away from the airport in orlando. it was a quiet day here for the nationals. 82 degrees, sunny, beautiful. the pitchers and catchers spent much of the day undergoing their phys
FOX
Feb 11, 2013 6:00am EST
is the president's pick to lead the pentagon. brennan is in line for lead the cia. >> i do believe if he had picked up the phone, called the libyan government, these folks could have gotten out of the airport to the annex and the last two guys may very well be alive and if he did call the libyan officials and they sort of blew him off, that will affect whether or not i would give foreign aid in the future to libya. but if he failed to call on behalf of those people under edge, thennic that is a massive failure of leadership by our commander in chief. >> -- under siege, then i think that is a massive failure of leadership by our commander in chief. >>> grammy's top prize. we'll show you who walked away as the night's big winners. we'll tell you about it when we come back. [ anouncer ] ihop is in time square to compare new griddle-melts to your usual breakfast sandwich. a lot more flavor. [ anouncer ] ihop's new griddle melts... made fresh and hot! hand crafted just for you. it's like a sexy sandwich. [ anouncer ] compare new griddle melts yourself. just $4.99. it's an epic breakfast sandwich. [ fema
FOX
Feb 14, 2013 5:00am EST
of the senate intelligence committee is postponing a vote to confirm onbrennan as director of the cia until later this month. california democrat die appear feinstein is demanding more details from the white house about lethal drone strikes and more information about last september's attack on the u.s. consulate in benefit ghazi, libya. some republicans have said they will put a held on brep nan's confirmation until they get the details. >>> it has been a question on the minds of many parents since the school shooting in cop cop. what changes are being put in place to keep students safe. one major school system in our area is addressing those concerns. we'll have the details. coming up. >> we are clearing out after rain and/or snow crossed the region last night. what does your thursday have in store? a mostly good news forecast. we'll have that for you and julie wright has your traffic right after the break.  >>> welcome back. parts of mississippi continue to recover from a massive tornado that hit on sunday. president obama has doe cleared a federal disafter ther in the state clea
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2013 8:00pm EST
in the confirmation hearing of the proposed cia directer, the nominee, john brennan. however, privacy issues and military applications of uas beyond the scope of this hearing. i use the term "unmanned aircraft systems" or usa instead of uas or drones because it is a more complete term. uas are complex systems made up of not just aircraft, but as well as supporting ground, air, and communications infrastructure. uas comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and carries out a wide range of missions. aviation has come a long way in a relatively short period of time thanks to american innovation and i think newty. the list of pioneers in aviation and aerospace is very long. you may not know the details of the achievement, but i'm shore you know names like cesna, james mcdonald and donald douglas, howard hughes, william boeing, charles limbburg, kelly johnson just to name a few. the next steps in modern aviation began with two american brothers in 190 # -- 1903. they will likely transform civilian and commercial sectors. the group in the industry and market firm predicts that they spend over $49 bil
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2013 11:00pm EST
come to be a central issue in a confirmation hearing of the proposed cia director, nominee john brandon. however sir, privacy issues beyond the scope of this hearing. i use the term unmanned aircraft systems or uas considered uav or drone. as the name suggests, they are complex systems made up of not only aircraft, the supporting communications infrastructure. uas comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and can carry a wide range of missions. aviation has come a long way at a relatively short period of time thanks to american innovation and ingenuity. the list of american aviation and aerospace is very long. you may not know the details of their achievements, but i'm sure you recognize names such as clyde cessna, james snape donnell and donald douglas. howard hughes, william lane, charles lindbergh, kelley johnson just to name a few. unmanned aircraft or the next step in the evolution of modern aviation which began with two american brothers in 1803. just as a revolution in military affairs, they will also very likely transformed civilian and commercial sectors. the group in aerospace an
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2013 9:00am EST
to ruin it if you haven't seen it, seven c.i.a. employees were killed. i went out to the memorial service in my congressional district at langley where i watched the young kids, one little kid had a blazer on and khakis and i watched them come in. the team that replaced the team that was killed, were at a pay freeze for three years. the agent who stopped that young boy from being killed down in alabama, just rounded up a taliban terrorist in california, pay raise. no, freeze for three years. over the last five years one i.c.e. agent killed, one secret service agent killed, three a.t.f. agents killed, one d.e.a. agent killed, two u.s. marshals killed, air traffic controller to put the safety for my family and your family and our constituents as they fly through the sky, the n.i.h. my family has been devastated my cancer. my father died at cancer. my mother died of cancer and it's impacted on my family. dr. collins, who mapped the human genome system that will save many of you and your lives and your sons and daughters because of basically following that system, working on liver cancer, pro
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2013 2:00pm EST
at the advisory panel did not initially recommend the office. it does not include the department of defense, cia, fbi, and most importantly local and state officials. the question before the committee is has the strategic plan included enough to be able to secure the border beyond the homeland? i point to two issues. al qaeda has said that their goal is to collapse the economy of the united states. i think the committee have to remember that within the context that if we waste money or carry out an end -- carry out an ineffective program that trust to much money, we actually carry out the mission of al qaeda. secondly i want to point to the issue of draft -- issue of drug trafficking. this is a serious danger to the united states and remains so. the cartel are extremely vicious, they threaten members of the constituency not only in the southern border but across the united states. the young people who are becoming addicted -- this is not a voluntary matter. this is involuntary. young people's lives are being destroyed. the border issues and issues of cooperation with our allies and our law enfor
NBC
Feb 14, 2013 5:00am EST
. those emails were part of an investigation that brought down former cia director david petraeus. military sources say allen does not want to put his family through more discussions about the scandal. a pentagon investigation cleared allen of any wrongdoing in that case. >>> today president obama is expected to detail his plans to expand high-quality preschool education. he introduced the initiative during his state of the union address tuesday. the president will hash out his plans at the college heights early childhood learning center in decatur, georgia. georgia was the first state to offer voluntary prekindergarten to all 4-year-old regardless of a family's income. the president is expected to detail how he would fund universal preschool on a national level. >>> well, he's already led crusades against sugary sodas and against salt. now new york mayor bloomberg is setting his sights on another popular item. >>> also ahead, in their own words. what a couple held hostage by christopher dorner is saying about the ordeal. >>> plus, the bad news that will have fans of lady gaga mis
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 5:00am EST
is not such a loser but a high level operative for the c.i.a. involving a very, very delicate operation. >> that sounds like a pretty interesting story line. so why are the critics hating it literally? they're saying time to call it a day. >> mostly because although it's watchable, it's like an ugly dog. it's so ugly it's pretty. it's outrageously absurd that you're just entertained. >> in 1988, there was a classic. diehard was a classic and it was relatable is what i hear from the critics and he became this action movie star but now it's just become unrelatable. >> perhaps. i think there's some of that and i think that perhaps bruce willis as good as he looks, i think -- [ inaudible ] there. was not a lot of material in the dialogue. the narrative is using the excuse of the family issue -- they were out of ideas in the states and now we'll put you in russia. it is not as interesting as it could have been. the circumstances are so absurd that you cannot believe it but i found it entertaining. you do not go to this franchise to see shakespeare. i guarantee you it's going to open strong a
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 7:00am EST
carolina, is to block two nominees. he will hold up defense secretary john brennan as the head of cia unless he gets more answers on benghazi. here is what he had to say yesterday. [video clip] >> did the president ever pick up the phone and call anyone in the government to help these folks? what the the president do? we know he talked to the israeli prime minister on september 11 about a gust of the democratic platform and the fact he did not need the prime minister of israel when he came to new york. but that is not related. what did he do that night? the american people need to know. >> i am not sure i understand, what do you plan to do if they do not give you an answer? are you going to put a hold on these nominations? >> yes, i am going to ask my colleagues. no confirmation without information. host: senator lindsay gramm on face the nation yesterday. our coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. eastern time tomorrow night. if you go to our facebook page, we have this for all of you. if you are low -- if you are planning on watching president obama will deliver the state of the union tomorro
FOX News
Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
's also another issue with john brennan. do you think he should be the next cia director? >> well i think that's another issue and another position that is, you know, everybody's a little bit fuzzy on right now. i think you need to have more questions be answered on his nomination as well. so we'll see. bill: it appears the questions on brennan go directly to the u.s. policy on drones. we had rand paul on yesterday, the senator from kentucky. he is adamant that he will not allow brennan to go forward unless he answers a simple question. and that is, whether or not it is u.s. policy and u.s. law to use a drone over american skies and target americans here at home. what is your view on that? >> well, bottom line, i think senator paul has every right to have his questions answered. you're putting someone in a position in the cia that obviously is going to be making decisions that affect everyday americans not only here but abroad. he has that right to have those questions answered. we need to have a full disclosure from the administration as to what the policy is going to be. listen, i don't
FOX News
Feb 17, 2013 9:00am PST
to ask. >> so the nominations of chuck haig toll be defense secretary and john brennan to head the cia both hanging in the balance now which the white house says is a grave concern. >> between john brennan, cea director and chuck hagel as secretary of defense we want to make sure that we have those guys sitting in the chairs working because i don't want there to have been something missed because of this hangup here in washington. >> and congress now in recess for the president's day holiday. shannon? >> shannon: steve, thank you very much. >> you bet. >> shannon: there is no sign of any deal to avoid the automatic across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. one of the agencies that would be hardest hit by this, of course, is the pentagon. outgoing defense secretary leon panetta says it would be devastating to the military. joining us to talk about that and more retired four star general and former vice chief of staff to the army general jack keene. good to see you. thanks for coming in. what is your take on sequestration. there was heated back and forth on the hill between la
FOX
Feb 14, 2013 7:00am EST
of president obama's cabinet nominees are facing roadblocks. a vote on john brennan to be cia chief was postpone odd. senators are demanding more details about drone strikes and the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. and a vote tomorrow on chuck hagel's nomination needs 60 votes to pass. >> a virginia couple will spend valentine's day rolling in the money. and today we'll find out who they are. winning $217 million power ball ticket at richmond airport will come forward to claim the prize this afternoon. second largest jackpot ever won in the old dominion. >> at the airport? >> yeah. >> i love it. congratulations. >>> mother monster, she's going under the knife. we're going to tell you why lady gaga had to cancel tour and what it means for anyone with tickets to her dc show. >> and a popular boom. how many neighbors you could have in the next few decades. that would be a population boom. >> some folks are popular i guess. first though, big changes coming to the skies. what it will mean for passengers and your ticket prices. >> ♪ . >> here's a live look outside. traffic seems
CBS
Feb 12, 2013 7:00am EST
hagel and brennan, defense and cia, just in the last week their performance in front of the committees that have to confirm them has been pretty poor. that's, you know, not my judgment. that's the judgment, as well, of senators on both sides of the aisle. my guess is if you look at what the president's motives are for picking chuck headachel l-- chu hagel, he wants the republican to be the foil for what he wants to do with the defense department which will do serious damage to the department. it looks to me that the president has made choices in part based on people who won't argue with him. >> we'll have much more of that interview ahead. the former vice president will talk about the use of water boarding and his relationship with former president george w. bush. >>> 24 hours after the bombshell announcement that pope benedict is resigning, the focus now turns to choosing his successor. benedict is the first pope in six centuries to step down. his last day is february 28. and this morning there are new reports about the pope's health. allen pizzay is in vat cal city. dow corning. >> r
CNN
Feb 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
in confirming some of president obama's key appointees. chuck hagel at defense, john brennan at the cia, and now senator mccain saying he is not ready to call it a day on all of this. a congress hearing -- >> then you ought to have your facts straight. >> reporter: after congressional hearing. >> who responsible then? >> reporter: republican senator john mccain challenge, the white house on its response to benghazi. now he is going further on nbc's "meet the press." >> so there are many, many questions and we have had a massive cover-up. >> a cover-up of what? i'm just saying you, a cover-up of what? >> i'll be glad to send you a list of questions that have not been answered. >> reporter: the white house says it's given answers. conducted 20 briefings for congress. officials have testified at ten hearings, answered how queries. it all adds up to 10,000 pages of documents. just last week, mccain himself told cnn recent responses on benghazi were, quote, adequate. so, is this just politics? when we asked mccain's office what other questions the senator still had, we were referred to this january p
CSPAN
Feb 13, 2013 8:00pm EST
, when leon panetta was nominated to be c.i.a. director, i talked to a number of our c.i.a. personnel in varies parts of the world and they were concerned. leon didn't have a background in intelligence. i said -- my response was anybody who has been chief of staff to the president of the united states can handle any job in the united states government. and, of course, leon went on to prove that, so much so that for his next position he was confirmed 100-0 as secretary of defense. therefore, that is by way of saying to you, obviously, i support your nomination. you have handled that job of chief of staff very well. the other thing i wanted to say was, there was a problem when you were chief of staff with o.m.b. in that o.m.b. was continuing to try to run this country's space program. i went to you and you started ma sodging, that the nasa got to run the space program without o.m.b. folks saying you do this, you do that. are senator rockefeller cheers to the committee. i want to thank you for that. because what you did was -- you smoothed it out so that senator kay bailey hutchinson and
CSPAN
Feb 14, 2013 1:00pm EST
a pay increase to d.e.a. agents on the borders, to the c.i.a. agents who track down osama bin laden. this is a rotten, rotten thing to do. for what? to score some political -- cheap political points. i'm a little confused. my friend from georgia says it's really not a cut. we are not reducing the deficit at all. the gentleman from texas said we need to save the american taxpayers money. the bottom line is that this is a cheap political stunt. and the victims here are working people. none of us should be surprised because this is the republican kind of signature issue. go after working people. you want to find ways to balance the budget? punish working people. you want to find this or that? go after working people. enough. enough of this war against working families in this country. mr. speaker, what is also really frustrating is that here we are debating a bill that's really going nowhere, that's about a press release. my republicans are going to go on vacation tomorrow. we are not going to be back for a week. then we'll have four legislative days left to deal with this thing called
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 9:00pm EST
vowed to hold up his secretary of defense nominee, chuck hagel, and his cia director nominee john brennan. >> i interviewed mitch mcconnell tonight on our show. he was very definite. he said we are not going to have any revenue increases. and he also said no last-minute dpoeshg on the sequester. that was a tough thought. >> stylistically some interesting things to look for. it's a speech led by a new chief speechwriter and we haven't mentioned this point -- >> the president with sonia sotomayor, the first latina justice, elana kagan. >> it's includes ted nugent, texas congressman invited as his guest, and tony bennett, the guest of nancy pelosi. >> i was on the plane today with tony bennett, and it was a thrill. it was great. >> an illustration of how politics, political alliance has changed. the mrez shook hands with joe man chon, he will be on our program after this. joe manchian was shown firing a gun into the obama health agenda and now he is trying to work with the president. >> who has taken a marked turn in his view, you could argue that since newtown. we'll take a brief pa
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2013 7:00am EST
brennan's nomination to become director of the cia. he oversaw many of the drone strikes from his washington office. they will be taking the denominations of john brennan and chalk a goal this week. holler later this week, meeting to discuss and vote the hagel nomination. you can watch it live on c-span 3. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> having observed a steady improvements in the opportunity and well-being of our citizens, i can report to you, the state of this old but useful union is good. >> once again, in keeping with time-honored traditions, i have come to inform you on the state of the union and i am pleased to import that america is much improved and there is reason to believe that it will continue. >> my duty tonight is to report on the state of the union, not the state of our government, but of our american community. and i set forth our responsibilities, in the words of our founders, to form a more perfect union. the state of the union is from. >> as we gather tonight, our nation is at war, our economy is in recession, and the civilized world
CBS
Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
around him, too. with respect to chuck hagel and brennan, the defense and cia just in the last week their o performance in front of the committees that have to confirm them has them has been pretty poor and not not in my judgment that's the th judgment as well of senators on both sides of the aisle.f the my guess is if you look to put th the president's motives for picking chuck hagel i think he wants the republican to go be -- chu the foil if you will for what heic wants to do to the defense department, do serious damage to our military capabilities.ous it looks to me that the da president has made choices in part based on people who won't part b argue with him. mor >> we'll have much more of the vice pr interview, the former vice use o president will talk about the water use of waterboarding and his relationship with former he president george w. bush. >>> 24 hours after the bombshell announcement pope benedict is in resigning, the focus turns to down. his successor. his last day is february 8th and this morning there are new reports about the pope's health. a a
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 3:00am PST
at the cia. jack lew is undergoing questioning now and getting roughed up a bit. and right now his nomination may or may not be held up. what's the republican end game here? it's just not good for the national party brand. >> no, i don't think it is good, joe. and you've seen all this up close before. i think this is just a moment of leverage here. i mean, look. the president's got leverage on his domestic agenda right now. he's used his leverage after the election on taxes. you know, this is some leverage that republicans have to get some questions answered, to send some messages, to fire some shots across the bow. they're doing that. the white house is listening, by the way. it's mostly vice president biden who's talking to some of these more recalcitrant republicans and making sure they get what they need so they can get some of this stuff behind them. issues like benghazi. you know, i don't think there's any real issue with lew. as you know on the brennan matter, i mean, rand paul is kind of off in his own silo, if you will. i don't think he's got a great deal of support, you know, in ter
NBC
Feb 11, 2013 7:00am EST
the shooter, who was with the cia and navy s.e.a.l.s and he's -- he got a call from a very high official in washington. >> absolutely convinced? >> a couple of hours later saying it was your guy. >> this guy says he was the last one to see osama bin laden alive. here is what he says in the interview. i shot him two times in the forehead. the second time as he was going down. he crumpled on the floor in front of his bed. i hit him again. his tongue was out. i watched him take his last breath and i remember, is this the best thing i've ever done or the worst thing i've ever done? >> think about that. this is what you've just done. you've just killed the world's most wanted terrorist and you have to consider, was this bad or was this good? the good was that he felt he was doing this for the people of new york, for the country. for the s.e.a.l.s. and the bad thing, of course, was the security issue among other things. >> he signs up for four more months and then he leaves the s.e.a.l.s four years short of his 20-year pension time. >> right. >> now this is really the gist of your article, by
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